Arnold has 'Power' for Beckner pic


Tom Arnold has been cast in "Remarkable Power," an indie comedic thriller from screenwriter-director Brandon Beckner.

The story centers on an eclectic collection of Los Angeles locals whose lives are intertwined after a late-night talk-show host masterminds an elaborate stunt to save his canceled show, with murder and mayhem ensuing. Arnold will play a low-rent private investigator.

Also in the cast are Kip Pardue, Nora Zehetner, Dule Hill, Johnny Messner, Bob Sapp, Kevin Nealon and Christopher Titus.

Scot Sampila, who co-wrote the script with Beckner, is producing, and Arnold is exec producing.

"Power" is the latest indie Arnold has taken on as he sheds the broad comedy side of his persona. He recently had roles in Playtone's "The Great Buck Howard" and "Gardens of the Night," a drama about teenage street kids. Arnold next appears in "Pride," a sports drama starring Terrence Howard.

Arnold is repped by ICM and Brillstein-Grey.